Marathon swims

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A channel swimmer escorted by a support crew, a pace swimmer, and John Pittman on the Outrider on a Catalina Channel crossing, a popular marathon swim
Apache Lake, the 17-mile (27.3 km) venue on Day 3 of the S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge in Arizona
noun - Marathon swims are generally defined as non-stop swims in open bodies of water of at least 10 km (6.2 miles) in distance. This distance is accepted by the International Olympic Committee, FINA, many national swimming federations and the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, although some define a marathon swimming distance as 15 miles, 25 km or 20 miles. It can also refer to Ultra marathon swims of distances greater than 10 kilometers.

The athletes were preparing for a 25-kilometer pro marathon swimming race.

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Origin

1895–1900; allusion to Pheidippides' 26-mi. (42-km) run from MARATHON to Athens to carry news of the Greek victory over the Persians in 490 b.c.] + [Origin: bef. 1000; ME; OE swimmende (adj.)]

Marathon Swimming

A marathon run is defined as 26.2 miles or 42.195 km, but the definition of a marathon swim varies greatly. A marathon swim is defined by FINA 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) in length with the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim as its most visible race. Other examples around the world include the Atlantic City Around-the-Island Marathon Swim is 37 kilometers (22.5 miles), Tampa Bay Marathon Swim is 38.6 kilometers (24 miles), Manhattan Island Marathon Swim is 46 kilometers (28.5 miles), Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy is 36 kilometers, Maraton Acuatica Internacional Santa Fe - Coronda in Argentina is 57 kilometers, Sumidero Canyon Swimming Marathon in Mexico is 15 kilometers, Maratón Acuática Internactional Ciudad de Rosario in Argentina is 15 kilometers, La Patagones Viedma in Argentina is 15 kilometers, Ohrid Lake Swim Marathon in Macedonia is 30 kilometers, Varna-Galata Swimming Marathon is 4 kilometers, International Self-Transcendence Marathon Swim is 26.4 kilometers, PT109 Commemorative Swim Marathon is a 5 kilometer swim in the Solomon Islands.

According to Ted Erikson, in the 1960's, 16 kilometers (10 miles) was referred to as a marathon swim because of the relative times involved for completion. Wikipedia refers to marathon swimming as 10 kilometers in distance, referring to the FINA definition.

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee Timothy Johnson describes a slew of marathon swims of various lengths in his authoritative book, History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming. Conrad Wennerberg also provides a rich description of marathon swims in his book, Wind, Waves and Sunburn: A Brief History of Marathon Swimming. The Canadian Encyclopedia defines marathon swimming as swimming in an open body of water for distances in excess of 1500 meters. The Encyclopedia of New Zealand defines marathon swims as longer than 10 kilometers. The World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation was formed in 1963 by professional marathon swimmers; its shortest swim was 16 kilometers in length. Sports Illustrated has written about marathon swimming over the years. In one article, the magazine described one marathon swim by Diana Nyad as 10 miles in length. The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame defines marathon swimming as 25 kilometers.

Comparative Times

A 10-kilometer swim done by a world-class swimmer is comparable in time to a marathon run done by world-class marathon runners.

Marathon Running

The marathon run distance was standardized in 1921 after various distances had been debated since the 1st century AD. Swimmers are hopeful the marathon swimming community will come to an agreement in a shorter time frame than its running counterparts.

Marathon Swimming Events

In addition to the English Channel, North Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel, Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait, Strait of Gibraltar and other channel swims, marathon swims (e.g., 31.5 miles (51 km) in Lake Ontario), or circumnavigations worldwide, below is a representative (but not exhaustive) list of marathon swimming competitions that are held annually around the world, compiled by Open Water Source:

Marathon Swims Around The World

These marathon swimming events around the world are listed by distance (not including solo swim attempts across channels, lakes, bays or down rivers):

1. 193 km (120 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim in New York, U.S.A. (7-day stage swim)
2. 88 km (54.6 miles): Maratón Internacional Hernandarias – Paraná in Argentina
3. 81 km (50.3 miles): India National Open Long Distance Swimming Championship in West Bengal, India
4. 70 km (43.5 miles): Vuelta a nado Isla de Ibiza in Ibiza, Spain (5-day stage swim)
5. 62 km (38.4 miles): Swimming Marathon of the Messinian Gulf two-way race in Greece
6. 60 km (37.2 miles): Open Water Swimming Marathon Kalamata in the Messiniakos Gulf in South Peloponnesus, Greece
7. 57 km (35.4 miles): Maratón Acuático Rio Coronda (or Maratón Acuática Internacional Santa Fe - Coronda) in Argentina
8. 45.8 km (28.5 miles): Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in New York, U.S.A.
9. 45.25 km (28 miles): Ka'iwi Channel Swim between Molokai and Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
10. 43.4 km (27 miles): END-WET in North Dakota, U.S.A.
11. 40.2 km (25 miles): In Search of Memphre in Vermont, U.S.A.
12. 38.6 km (24 miles): Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in Florida, U.S.A.
13. 36 km (22.3 miles): Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy
14. 35 km (21.7 miles): Salish Sea Swim in Vancouver, Canada
15. 34 km (21.2 miles): Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog in Quebec, Canada
16. 33.7 km (21 miles): British Long Distance Swimming Association Two-way Windermere in Windermere, England
17. 33.7 km (21 miles): British Long Distance Swimming Association in Loch Lomond in Scotland
18. 32.1 km (20 miles): P2P Swim from Plymouth to Provincetown across the Massachusetts Bay, U.S.A.
19. 32.2 km (19.9 miles): International Bangla Marathon Swim in Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh
20. 32 km (19.8 miles): Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada
21. 31.8 km (19.8 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - Stage 5 in New York, U.S.A.
22. 31.8 km (19.8 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - Stage 2 in New York, U.S.A.
23. 31 km (19.2 miles): Swimming Marathon of the Messinian Gulf in Greece
24. 30.83 km (19.15 miles): Ultramarató de l'Ebre 30830 Swim Marathon in Amposta, Catalonia, Spain
25. 30.5 km (19 miles): All India Sea Swimming Competition in India
26. 30 km (18.6 miles): Ohrid Lake Swimming Marathon in Macedonia
27. 30 km (18.6 miles): Giants of the Bay Race in Victoria, Australia
28. 30 km (18.6 miles): Open Water Swimming Marathon Kalamata in the Messiniakos Gulf in South Peloponnesus, Greece
29. 29.4 km (18.3 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - Stage 1 in New York, U.S.A.
30. 29.1 km (18.1 miles: 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - Stage 7 in New York, U.S.A.
31. 28.1 km (17.5 miles): Ederle Swim from New York to New Jersey, U.S.A.
32. 28 km (17.3 miles): Palmy Manly Swim from North Palm Beach in Sydney to Manly’s Shelly Beach in Australia
33. 27.3 km (17 miles): Rose Pitonof Swim in New York, U.S.A.
34. 27.3 km (17 miles): S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge in Apache Lake, Arizona, U.S.A.
35. 27 km (16.7 miles): La Batalla De Rande A Nado in San Simon, Spain
36. 26.5 km (16.4 miles): International Self-Transcendence Marathon in Lake Zurich, Switzerland
37. 26 km (16.1 miles): International Swimming Marathon of Toroneos Gulf in Nikiti, Greece
38. 26 km (16.1 miles): Swim of Peace Ouma - Djerba in Djerba Island, Tunisia
39. 25.7 km (16 miles): Boston Light Double across Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, U.S.A>
40. 25.2 km (15.7 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - Stage 6 in New York, U.S.A.
41. 25 km (15.5 miles): U.S. Masters Swimming 25K National Championships
42. 25 km (15.5 miles): Cruce del Puerto Rosario in Rosario, Argentina
43. 25 km (15.5 miles): St. Vincent's Foundation Swim Across the Sound from Connecticut to New York, USA
44. 25 km (15.5 miles): Villa Urquiza – Paraná in Paraná, Argentina
45. 25 km (15.5 miles): FINA World Swimming Championships 25 km
46. 25 km (15.5 miles): LEN European Open Water Swimming Championships 25 km
47. 25 km (15.5 miles): Pensacola Bridge Swim in Florida, U.S.A.
48. 25 km (15.5 miles): Toroneos Gulf Swim in Greece
49. 25 km (15.5 miles): German Open Water Swimming Championships in Rostock, Germany
50. 25 km (15.5 miles): Munster Open Water Championships in Inniscarra Reservoir, Cork, Ireland
51. 24.4 km (15.2 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - Stage 4 in New York, U.S.A.
52. 24.3 km (15.1 miles): Cape Circumnavigation Challenge around Cape May, New Jersey, USA
53. 24 km (14.9 miles): St. Petersburg to Kotlin Island in Russia
54. 24 km (14.9 miles): Travessia 14 Bis in Brazil
55. 22 km (13.6 miles): Ijseelmeerzwemmarathon in the Netherlands
56. 21.2 km (13.2 miles): 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - Stage 3 in New York, U.S.A.
57. 21 km (13 miles): International Marathon Swimming Beltquerung from Denmark to Germany
58. 21 km (13 miles): Travesia En Aguas Abiertas Por la Ruta de Olaya in Lima, Peru
59. 21 km (13 miles): Vidösternsimmet in Vidöstern, Sweden
60. 20.2 km (12.6 miles): Distance Swim Challenge in California, U.S.A.
61. 20.1 km (12.5 miles): Swim Around Key West in Florida, U.S.A.
62. 20.1 km (12.5 miles): FKCC Swim Around Key West in Florida, U.S.A.
63. 20 km (12.4 miles): Lake Argyle Swim in Lake Argyle in Western Australia
64. 20 km (12.4 miles): River Long Distance Swimming Competition from Chandan Nagar Rani Ghat to Sreerampur (India)
65. 20 km (12.4 miles): Río Grande Coronda along the Río Coronda in Argentina
66. 19.7 km (12.2 miles): Rottnest Channel Swim (Rotto Solo) in Perth, Australia
67. 19.3 km (12 miles): Swim Around Charleston in South Carolina, U.S.A.
68. 19.3 km (12 miles): That Dam Swim in Alabama, U.S.A.
69. 19.3 km (12 miles): Lake Travis Relay Solo in Texas, U.S.A.
70. 19 km (11.8 miles): River Long Distance Swimming Murshidabad Swimming Association in India
71. 19 km (11.8 miles): Medunarodni Plivački Maraton (Jarak-Šabac Marathon Swim) in Serbia
72. 18.8 km (11.7 miles): RiverFest Endurance Swim in Oregon, U.S.A.
73. 18.5 km (11.2 miles): BCT Gdynia Marathon in Gdynia, Poland
74. 18 km (11.1 miles): Fiji Swims in Fiji
75. 17.7 km (11 miles): Portland Bridge Swim in Oregon, U.S.A.
76. 17.7 km (11 miles): Myrtle Huddleston Honorary Swim in California, U.S.A.
77. 17.2 km (10.7 miles): Portland Bridge Swim in Oregon, U.S.A.
78. 17 km (10.5 miles): ILDSA & Swim Ireland National 17k Championships in Lough Erne, Ireland
79. 17 km (10.5 miles): British Long Distance Swimming Association in Windermere, England
80. 16.2 km (10 miles): La Jolla Cove 10 Mile Relay & Solo Swim in La Jolla, California, U.S.A.
81. 16.2 km (10 miles): Kingdom Swim in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont, U.S.A.
82. 16.2 km (10 miles): Deer Creek Open Water Marathon Swim in Charleston, Utah, U.S.A.
83. 16.2 km (10 miles): U.S. Masters Swimming 9+ mile National Championships in Minnesota, U.S.A.
84. 16.2 km (10 miles): Swim the Suck in Tennessee River Gorge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
85. 16.2 km (10 miles): International Bangla Marathon Swim in Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh
86. 16.2 km (10 miles): Colin's Hope Got2Swim Lake Austin 10K & 10 miler in Texas, U.S.A.
87. 16 km (9.9 miles): Faros Maratón from Hvar Island to Stari Grad, Croatia
88. 16 km (9.9 miles): Faros Challenge from Hvar Island to Stari Grad, Croatia
89. 16 km (9.9 miles): Lake Trichonida Crossing in Greece
90. 16 km (9.9 miles): Swimming Peace Marathon from Greece to Turkey
91. 16 km (9.9 miles): Cork to Cobh Charity Swim in Cork, Ireland
92. 15.2 km (9.5 miles): S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge in Saguaro Lake, Arizona, U.S.A.
93. 15 km (9.3 miles): Irish Long Distance Swimming Association Challenge Swim in Lough Sheelin in Cavan, Ireland
94. 15 km (9.3 miles): Távúszást rendezünk Paks-Kalocsa from Paks to Kalocsa in Bács-Kiskun, Hungary
95. 15 km (9.3 miles): Travessia Mar Grande Salvador in Brazil
96. 15 km (9.3 miles): Maratón Acuática Internactional Ciudad de Rosario in Rosario, Argentina
97. 15 km (9.3 miles): Saint Martin Island Long Distance Channel Swimming in Bangladesh
98. 15 km (9.3 miles): FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix in Cozumel, Mexico
99. 14.5 km (9 miles): North Evoikos Swim in Greece
100. 14.4 km (9 miles): S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge in Canyon Lake, Arizona, U.S.A.
101. 14.1 km (8.7 miles): Henley's Swim Bridge to Bridge on Henley-on-Thames, England
102. 14 km (8.6 miles): National Ganga River Long Distance Swimming Competition in Patna / Bihar (India)
103. 13.1 km (8.2 miles): Pennock Island Challenge in Alaska, USA
104. 13.1 km (8.2 miles): Swim for Freedom on Geneva Lake, Wisconsin, USA
105. 13 km (8.12 miles): Great Salt Lake Marathon Swim in Utah, USA
106. 13 km (8.12 miles): Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in Ireland
107. 12.87 km (8 miles): Boston Light Swim across Boston Harbor in Massachusetts, U.S.A.
108. 12.87 km (8 miles): YMCA & MVP Annual Lake Swim in Vermont, USA
109. 12.87 km (8 miles): Kirkton of Balmerino Championship in River Tay Estuary, Scotland
110. 12.8 km (8 miles): Islamorada around the Alligator Lighthouse in Islamorado, Florida, U.S.A.
111. 12.07 km (7.5 miles): Potomac River 7.5 Mile Swim for the Environment in Maryland, U.S.A.
112. 12 km (7.4 miles): National Ganga River Long Distance Swimming Championship in Patna / Bihar (India)
113. 11.8 km (7.3 miles): Skaha Lake Ultra Swim in British Columbia, Canada
114. 11.2 km (7 miles): Bear Lake Open Water Swim in Utah, USA
115. 11.2 km (7 miles): Bloody Big Swim in Melbourne, Australia
116. 11.1 km (6.9 miles): Maliakos Gulf Swim in Greece
117. 11 km (6.9 miles): Amvrakikos Gulf Swim in Greece
118. 11 km (6.9 miles(: Big Richard in Newport Beach, California, U.S.A.
119. 11 km (6.9 miles): Manly Wharf Bridge to Beach in Sydney, Australia
120. 11 km (6.9 miles): Gozo-Malta Open Water Channel Swim in Malta
121. 11 km (6.9 miles): Bannerman’s Island Return in New York, U.S.A.
122. 10.4 km (6.5 miles): Loch Earn Championship in Scotland
123. 10.2 km (6.3 miles): Little Red Lighthouse Swim in New York, USA
124. 10 km (6.2 miles): San Francisco Bay 10K Bridge-to-Bridge Swim in San Francisco Bay, California
125. 10 km (6.2 miles): Swim Across America Long Beach in Marine Stadium, Long Beach in California, USA
126. 10 km (6.2 miles): Nike Swim Miami in Miami, Florida
127. 10 km (6.2 miles): Diamond Lake Open Water Challenge in Minnesota
128. 10 km (6.2 miles): Pensacola Three-Mile Bridge Swim in Pensacola, Florida
129. 10 km (6.2 miles): USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships in Ft. Myers, Florida
130. 10 km (6.2 miles): Lake Del Valle Open Water Swim in Lake Del Valle, California
131. 10 km (6.2 miles): Fire Island Ocean Swims in New York
132. 10 km (6.2 miles): Sound to Cove Open Water Swim in New York
133. 10 km (6.2 miles): Change Your Latitude in Alaska
134. 10 km (6.2 miles): Swim to the Moon in Michigan, U.S.A.
135. 10 km (6.2 miles): Horsetooth Open Water Swim in Horsetooth Reservoir, Colorado, U.S.A.
136. 10 km (6.2 miles): Lake George Open Water Swim in Lake George, New York, U.S.A.
137. 10 km (6.2 miles): Cast Classic in Idaho, U.S.A.
138. 10 km (6.2 miles): Coney Island Aquarium Triple Dip Swim in Coney Island, New York, U.S.A.
139. 10 km (6.2 miles): Flat River Reservoir Champions Challenge in Rhode Island, U.S.A.
140. 10 km (6.2 miles): Escape From Skidaway in Georgia, U.S.A.
141. 10 km (6.2 miles): FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Santos, Brazil
142. 10 km (6.2 miles): FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Patagones-Viedma, Argentina
143. 10 km (6.2 miles): FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Eliat, Israel
144. 10 km (6.2 miles): FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Cancun, Mexico
145. 10 km (6.2 miles): FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in lac St-Jean, Roberval, Canada
146. 10 km (6.2 miles): FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Lac Mégantic, Quebec, Canada
147. 10 km (6.2 miles): FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Hong Kong
148. 10 km (6.2 miles): FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Xinjin River, Shantou, China
149. 10 km (6.2 miles): Bale of Tortugas in Lake Conroe, Texas
150. 10 km (6.2 miles): Lough Gill 10K in Sligo, Ireland
151. 10 km (6.2 miles): Camlough Lake 10K in Camlough, Ireland
152. 10 km (6.2 miles): Human Race Eton Swim in Eton, England
153. 10 km (6.2 miles): City Beach Swim in Western Australia
154. 10 km (6.2 miles): Champion Lakes Swim in Western Australia
155. 10 km (6.2 miles): Western Australia Open Water Swim Series (Sorrento Swim) in Western Australia
156. 10 km (6.2 miles): Bridge-to-Bridge in San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
157. 10 km (6.2 miles): Hellenic Championship 5 & 10 Km in Greece
158. 10 km (6.2 miles): U.S. Masters Swimming National 10km Open Water Swimming Championships in Lake Mead, California, U.S.A.
159. 10 km (6.2 miles): MAXIFUEL Nutrition Open Water Swim Challenge (Bray) in England
160. 10 km (6.2 miles): Secbands EPA Swim Challenge Series in East Cape, South Africa
161. 10 km (6.2 miles): Metro South West Open Water Championships in New South Wales, Australia
162. 10 km (6.2 miles): Berry Rickards in New South Wales, Australia
163. 10 km (6.2 miles): NSW Open Water Championships in New South Wales, Australia
164. 10 km (6.2 miles): Narranderra SC in Australia
165. 10 km (6.2 miles): King Of The Rivers in the Netherlands
166. 10 km (6.2 miles): BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Open Water Challenge in Perth, Australia
167. 10 km (6.2 miles): South Head Roughwater Swim in Sydney, Australia
168. 10 km (6.2 miles): Canadian Open Water Swimming Championships in Canada
169. 10 km (6.2 miles): Asian Beach Games in various countries (Haiyang, China in 2012)
170. 10 km (6.2 miles): Bali Ocean Swim in Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia
171. 10 km (6.2 miles): Japan Open in Tateyama, Chiba, Japan
172. 10 km (6.2 miles): Ganga River Long Distance Swimming Competition in Bihar, India
173. 10 km (6.2 miles): European Open Water Swimming Championships in various countries
174. 10 km (6.2 miles): River Hoogly Competition in Nava Sanghe, Bhatpara Bazar (India)
175. 10 km (6.2 miles): River Long Distance Swimming Championship in Palpara, Chandan Nagar, Hoogly (India)
176. 10 km (6.2 miles): Fiji Ocean Swim Festival on Plantation Island, Mamunuca Islands in Fiji
177. 10 km (6.2 miles): Fiji Pearls Swim in Savusavu, Fiji
178. 10 km (6.2 miles): Mana Fiji Swim Fest in Fiji
179. 10 km (6.2 miles): Split Open in Split, Croatia
180. 10 km (6.2 miles): Munster Open Water Championships in Cork, Ireland
181. 10 km (6.2 miles): Lord & Lady of the Lake in Camlough, Ireland
182. 10 km (6.2 miles): Bray to Greystones (Wicklow) Sea Swim in Ireland
183. 10 km (6.2 miles): Japan Open in Tateyama, Japan
184. 10 km (6.2 miles): MaxiFuel Big South Swim Challenge in River Thames, England
185. 10 km (6.2 miles): S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge in Roosevelt Lake, Arizona, U.S.A.
186. 10 km (6.2 miles): First National Kimberly Lake Argyle Swim in Lake Argyle, Western Australia
187. 10 km (6.2 miles): Bay Challenge in English Bay, Vancouver, Canada
188. 10 km (6.2 miles): Lock Eck in Scotland
189. 10 km (6.2 miles): Pismo Polar Bear 10k Swim in Pismo Beach, California, U.S.A.
190. 10 km (6.2 miles): Utterly Buttermere Swim Sportive in Cumbria, U.K.
191. 10 km (6.2 miles): Long Island Sound Open Water Swim in Long Island, New York, U.S.A.
192. 10 km (6.2 miles): Flowers Sea Swim 10 km in Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands
193. 10 km (6.2 miles): Southern Oregon Open Water Swims at Applegate Lake, Jacksonville, Oregon
194. 10 km (6.2 miles): Ali'i Challenge in Kailua, Hawaii
195. 10 km (6.2 miles): West Wyoming Marathon Swim in Wyoming, U.S.A.
196. 10 km (6.2 miles): Canada Games 10K in Prince Edward Island, Canada
197. 10 km (6.2 miles): Welland Canal Under the 4 Bridges Swim in Ontario, Canada
198. 10 km (6.2 miles): Polish Open Water Swimming National Championship in Kryspinów, Poland
199. 10 km (6.2 miles): Big Deben Swim in Deben, United Kingdom
200. 10 km (6.2 miles): MARNATON eDreams Garraf - Sitges in Spain
201. 10 km (6.2 miles): Bonaire EcoSwim in Bonaire, Netherland Antilles
202. 10 km (6.2 miles): Willebroek Open Belgian Championships in Willebroek, Belgium
203. 10 km (6.2 miles): Por La Libre Cancún to Isla Mujeres (El Cruce) in Cancún, Mexico
204. 10 km (6.2 miles): Internationale Open Water Wedstrijden Willebroek in Willebroek, Belgium
205. 10 km (6.2 miles): Ter rede van Hoorn in Ijsselmeer at Hoorn, the Netherlands
206. 10 km (6.2 miles): South American Beach Games (Primeros Juegos Suramericanos de Playa) in South America
207. 10 km (6.2 miles): Western Australia Open Water Swim Series in Champion Lake, Western Australia
208. 10 km (6.2 miles): Bermuda Round the Sound Swim in Bermuda
209. 10 km (6.2 miles): Flat River Reservoir Champions Challenge in Rhode Island, U.S.A.
210. 10 km (6.2 miles): Sunday Tribune Capital 10K in South Africa

Maratón Cancún

La Patagones-Viedma

Maratón Acuática Internacional Santa Fe - Coronda

Šabac Swim Marathon

Tsugaru Channel Crossing


Video of Brad McVetta crossing the Tsugaru Channel courtesy of Masayuki Moriya of Ocean-navi and the Tsugaru Channel Swimming Association

Synonyms

Long distance swimming, Marathon swimming, Ultra marathon swimming, long distance swim, Ultra long distance swimming, Open water swimming, Ultra marathon swimming, open water swimming, rough water swimming, channel swimming, long distance swimming, channel swims

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